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photoblog image Campus architecture - Arts Tower

Campus architecture - Arts Tower

 

So called because, originally, the various departments of the humanities were piled one on top of another :-).  The building now houses some administration departments and the Departments of Architecture and Landscape. Originally opened in 1966 it is still, I think, the tallest university building in the UK at 255 ft (78 metres).  One of its features is the "Paternoster" lift - a continuously moving belt of cubicles you step into and out of as it moves (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-arts-tower-paternoster-1.753518). This was not my first acquaintance with such a lift - they were also installed in the Nuclear Research Centre of C.A. Parsons and Co., in Newcastle, where I worked in the late 50s.

 

The results of a stroll, on 5th April, with my new (i.e., used :) ) acquisition, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (having traded in my other two Fujifilms).  The 24mp sensor allowed this tiny crop.

 

Campus architecture - Arts Tower

 

So called because, originally, the various departments of the humanities were piled one on top of another :-).  The building now houses some administration departments and the Departments of Architecture and Landscape. Originally opened in 1966 it is still, I think, the tallest university building in the UK at 255 ft (78 metres).  One of its features is the "Paternoster" lift - a continuously moving belt of cubicles you step into and out of as it moves (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/sheffield-arts-tower-paternoster-1.753518). This was not my first acquaintance with such a lift - they were also installed in the Nuclear Research Centre of C.A. Parsons and Co., in Newcastle, where I worked in the late 50s.

 

The results of a stroll, on 5th April, with my new (i.e., used :) ) acquisition, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (having traded in my other two Fujifilms).  The 24mp sensor allowed this tiny crop.

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 20 Apr 2018, 00:48
The Lift sounds like fun, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Very efficient, too!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Apr 2018, 01:49
Ce bâtiment a l'air d'être immense.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine!
... that's a lot of windows! What a crazy idea that lift is!
Tom Wilson: Actually, that kind of lift is very efficient in moving people around a big building.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 20 Apr 2018, 05:41
intriguing

i'm amazed that the top of the photo gives the illusion that in lieu of being straight, it's cut away in a banner shape

do you see it ?
Tom Wilson: A small optical illusion smile
WOWZER, Tom. That lift is pure craziness...as in lots of fun. And yes, that's a lot of glass!
Tom Wilson: The Paternoster lift is very efficient, actually - much better to use than the normal kind.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Apr 2018, 06:36
Ooh lovely!

You're going to have a lot of fun with your new camera Tom, I can see that
Tom Wilson: There's a lot to learn!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Apr 2018, 08:19
This is the world of illusion, the world of geometric shapes that we think are perfect, but never can be.
Tom Wilson: There's always a kink somewhere smile
Another building just built for pattern pictures. What a strange lift, o.k.if you haven't got luggage to load on and off.
Tom Wilson: No problem with a roll-on, Brian smile But rucksacks are the most likely carrier.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Apr 2018, 12:48
How many floors? I don't want to live and to work in such a tall building - I think of Mitscherlich's famous book about "The inhospitality of our Cities" - but the image is interesting!
Tom Wilson: Twenty floors, Philine - people didn't like it at all, which is why, I suspect, most of the humanities departments have now moved out.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2018, 14:24
That elevator is highly efficient and fun to ride I think...
What a fun picture with all those windows and enjoy your new toy..
Tom Wilson: Very efficient indeed, Astrid - no one has to hang around long waiting for a lift smile
Thanks for the link. I was unaware of paternoster lifts. It sounds kind of scary to me. I like this point of view for the building. The graphic patterns are mesmerizing.
Tom Wilson: People do tend, initially, to be rather fearful about the Paternoster, but eventually hop on and off without thinking about it smile
Between you and the camera, you did a fine job of it. I am going to check out that lift.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary smile
Seeing this all of a sudden the Hive in Worcester starts to look attractive Tom grin
Tom Wilson: Sheffield is not exactly noted for its academic architecture, Bill - it is what might (kindly) be called an eclectic mix smile Although this building is Grade II listed I believe.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2018, 20:10
I do like a good window picture
Tom Wilson: There should be plenty here to satisfy you, Peter smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2018, 00:39
You have the right angle here. I find that lift most intriguing - in general a good thing - I just wonder how people requiring assistance, manages with the system, e.g. wheelchair.

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